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. that will pit him squarely against the nra. >> everything that's been proposed impinges on people who have every right to own firearms. >> reporter: the nra has long been a lobbying force like no other. its unwavering opposition to gun control immortalized by its late president, charlton heston. >> from my cold, dead hands. >> reporter: recent polls suggest an opening for some gun control. a majority now favoring a ban on semiautomatic handguns. but it would be a mistake to think the nra's influence has waned. in the three weeks after the shooting in newtown, connecticut, the nra added more than 100,000 new members. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >>> and even as the vice president was holding those meetings in washington, another school shooting was taking place. this time, in california. police say a student snuck a shotgun into school and then struck one classmate in the chest and fired on another. fortunately, a heroic science teacher was able to talk him down and disarm him. a sheriff said that the 16-year-old gunman told investigators he targeted the two students because they had
this is morning -- >> the nra says boosting school security is more effective in banning assault weapons in reducing gun violence. a top nra official appears on capitol hill this morning. wayne lapierre says police need to enforce existing gun laws and deny weapons to the mentally ill. >>> and the master mind of the manti te'o hoax is telling his side of the story for the first time. ron nigh ya tuiasosopo's interview with dr. phil interviews tomorrow. coming forward with the truth is part of the healing. he'll provide exact details of the hoax, in which he fooled te'o into believing he was his girlfriend. >>> former soldier brendan marrocco insisted on wheeling himself into a news conference yesterday. he used the arms that he had transplanted weeks ago. he also lost both lesion in a roadside bombing in iraq. >> i can rotate a little bit. this arm is pretty much not much movement at all. not yet. at least we're hopeful for the future to get some good function out of it. out of both of them. i really don't know what to say. it's such a big thing for my life. it's -- it's just fantastic.
. president obama's proposals to curb gun violence are already being met with enormous opposition from the nra. the nra did not wait for president obama's announcement. overnight, the powerful gun lobby launched a preemptive strike, releasing a provocative video attacking the president's character. >> he's just another elitist hypocrite. >> reporter: the video points out that mr. obama's children have armed protection in school. and asks -- >> why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools? >> reporter: president obama will have to overcome nra opposition and convince congress to pass his measures to curb gun violence. when mr. obama unveils his proposals today, he'll do so flanked by children who wrote letters expressing concern about gun violence. the president will call on congress to ban military-style assault weapons, limit the number of bullets allowed in a magazine clip, and require background checks on nearly every gun purchase. mr. obama will also take action without congress by executive order. new york state, acted even before the federal government, putting in plac
. >>> face time. a first for the obama white house. the vice president meets today with the nra to discuss gun safety. >>> trapped in ice. a race against time to save a pod of killer whales. their only access to air is a small hole there in the ice sheet. experts, now, rushing to the scene. >>> and oscar's arrival. dreams will be made and broken this morning, as the academy award nominations are announced. >>> good thursday morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> and i'm rob nelson. experts in every state are scrambling to deal with a flood of flu patients. >> one city has declared a state of emergency. abc's tahman bradley has the very latest. >> reporter: doctors are calling it onef the fiercest outbreaks in a decade. this flu strain that started in october, instead of january, has spread to 41 states, hitting at least 2,200 people. >> i'm declaring a public health emergency in the city of boston. >> reporter: boston mass general is seeing unprecedented levels of patients. many of whom have to wait 24 hours to be admitted. in pennsylvania, one hospital had to set up a tent outside the emergency ro
as a 65-year-old man scheduled to appear in court this morning on a menacing charge. >>> the nra says boosting school security is more effective in banning assault weapons in reducing gun violence. a top nra official appears on capitol hill today for the year's first congressional hearing on gun control. wayne lapierre says police need to enforce existing gun laws and deny weapons to the mentally ill. >>> former illinois governor george ryan will be released from prison today. the 78-year-old ryan will be transferred to a halfway house in chicago. >>> and the master mind of the manti te'o hoax is telling his side of the story. roniah tuiasosopo's interview with dr. phil interviews tomorrow. his attorney says coming forward with the truth is part of the healing. he'll provide exact details of the hoax, in which he fooled te'o into believing he was his girlfriend. >>> and a true hero here. former soldier brendan marrocco insisted on wheeling his own wheelchair into a news conference yesterday. he was using the new transplanted arms he received six weeks ago. he also lost both lesion in
officials will meet with the nra and other groups who oppose more gun restrictions. the president says he wants new legislation ready to go by the end of the month. >>> new york's governor is demanding even tougher gun laws in his state, which already has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the entire country. in a sometimes fiery speech, andrew cuomo called for closing loopholes on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like the ones used in the sandy hook shooting. >> this is not taking away people's guns. i own a gun. i own a remmington shotgun. i've hunted. i've shot. that's not what this is about. it is about ending the unnecessary risk of high-capacity assault rifles. that's what this is about. >> lawmakers in albany are already meeting behind closed doors to reach a deal on new gun laws that could be announced and voted on by the end of the week. >>> three days of a preliminary hearing have wrapped up in the case of suspected gunman from aurora, james holmes. witnesses in the courtroom said holmes showed some emotion for the first time in court yesterday. they say he smir
a weapon can hold and a ban on assault weapons. several lawmakers and the nra say it has no chance of becoming law. >>> critical meetings this week on capitol hill for former senator chuck hagel. he's come under fire for his remarks about iran and israel in the past. he'll sit down with leading democrat chuck schumer of new york, among others, starting today. hagel got a resounding endorsement yesterday from former secretary of state colin powell. >>> we learned overnight that u.s. forces played a role in a failed rescue attempt in somalia last week. u.s. air ships did enter restricted air space briefly but did not use weapon. the hostage was apparently killed in the raid. >>> beijing is shrouded in a toxic fog this morning. as air pollution continues to soar off the charts. schools have canceled outdoor activities. hospitals are getting flooded with patients with breathing problems. children and the elderly are being warned to stay indoors. the smog being blamed on rapid economic growth and a surge in car ownership. >>> and here at home, a scary situation for hundreds of patients
democrats in the senate who have either an "a" or "b" rating from the nra. without their support, his plan doesn't have a prayer of passing. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >>> and the budget stalemate in washington has the nation's military leaders making a stark assessment. in a letter to congress, the pentagon's top brass says the military could become a, quote, hollow force, if an annual budget isn't approved or if threatened budget cuts take effect. the letter says u.s. forces will be severely compromised if something isn't done. >>> developing this morning, more troubles for boeing's new high-tech dreamliner. the faa has ordered all of the aircraft operating in the u.s., grounded indefinitely. united, the only american carrier right now flying 787s. the faa says battery fires can result in damage to these systems on the aircraft. air india and two japanese airlines have ordered their 787s out of service. there's 50 dreamliners in service. about 800 have been ordered. >>> the aurora, colorado, movie theater where 12 people died in a shooting rampage last july, it officially
yesterday. senator dianne feinstein introduced the law that would ban 157 types of assault weapons. the nra and their congressional allies are unlikely to approve them. >>> and the senate has some new rules this morning to curb filibusters, which are used to block bills and nominations. senators overwhelmingly approved the new rule, which reduce but don't eliminate the number of times a filibuster can be used by the minority party. in return, the majority will to allow two minority amendments to bills. >>> and rhode island statehouse, lawmakers applauded after passing a bill to allow gay marriages. rhode island is the only state in new england that does not allow them right now. the bill's future in the state senate, though, is unclear. no vote is currently scheduled there. >>> and new jersey's republican governor, chris christie, is getting some political support from an unlikely source. he's facebook's founder, mark zuckerberg, who headlined events for president obama's re-election campaign. he will host an event for christie next month at his home in california. >>> the unbearable deep f
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